March 21st is Sunday...let us just ignore the fact it may go down into the history books as a day like none other, if in fact our lawmakers continue to enforce corrupt legislation, along with the loss of liberty and justice for all...let us instead look to the 21st Principle, as found within the pages of The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen:
Strong Local Self-government is the
Keystone to Preserving Human Freedom
"The centralization of political power always destroys liberty by removing the decision-making function from the people on the local level and transferring it to the officers of the central government. This process gradually benumbs the spirit of 'voluntarism' among the people, and they lose the will to solve their own problems. They also cease to be involved in community affairs. They seek the anonymity of oblivion in the seething crowds of the city and often degenerate into faceless automatons who have neither a voice nor a vote."
Over and over again, we are seeing the "centralization" of nearly every aspect of our lives; and how true is this idea of losing our voice, along with our vote, as we move closer to Sunday morning.
James Madison was a big believer in little government, expressing
"the powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."Thomas Jefferson tightened the definition even further, saying
"let the general government be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which merchants will manage the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves, and our general government may be reduced to a very simple organization, and a VERY INEXPENSIVE ONE; a few plain duties to be performed by a few servants."President Barack Hussein Obama is an expert in CONSTITUTIONAL LAW; understand now, he is an expert in the LAW, as it pertains to the Constitution; he is not an advocate of the Constitution, no matter what rhetoric he deems necessary to use in order to sound more presidential.
He has studied the words of the Constitution, and over the course of his years in school became astute to the ways and means of circumventing and changing and shape-shifting our Constitution, as if it were a living thing and fully capable of moving beyond our founder's boundaries. He knows how to do it; and moreover, he knows how to do it in such a way that we think nothing of it -- like the Nancy Pelosi's of this world, "are you serious? are you serious?".
The greatest fear of our founders, and anyone else who respected the Law of the new-found Commonwealth, was that one day we should be so stupid as to disconnect from our individual responsibility to uphold our duty to each other and ourselves, as citizens and countrymen, rich or poor, in sickness and in health -- and recognize what is at risk if we do.
The founders set forth an environment blessing the fertile life force inside each and every one of us.
Through the enlightened eyes of our founders, springtime burst eternal for each and every one of us.
From the skillful hands of our founders, we were firmly and equally planted, each and every one of us; the soil being a perfect mix of freedom and duty, rights and privileges, and we were each left of our own convictions to grow, blossom and flourish in this new land -- to pursue our own happiness, without being a burden to the whole, as individuals.
"If the day should arrive (which God forbid!) when the people of he different parts of our country shall allow their local affairs to be administered by prefects sent from Washington, and when the self-government of the states shall have been so far lost as that of the departments of France, or even so closely limited as that of the counties of England -- on that day the political career of the American people will have been robbed of its most interesting and valuable features, and the usefulness of this nation will be lamentably impaired."
John Fiske, American Historian
"Lamentably impaired" -- see also G, Lamentations
We have ceased feeding the American spirit with the seeds of independence, drenched with the courage and conviction to stand alone and make our way.
The President said today, addressing a crowd at George Mason University (his final, final speech on health care reform):
"the debate is about the character of our country...
we must have the courage to give every citizen,
not just some, a chance to fulfill their dreams."
For goodness sakes, as a Constitutional Law expert, as one who has studied America from it's core principles, as one who has -- so very often -- spoken eloquently of our founder's and the foundation in which they laid before us, what part of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, along with the State Constitutions and the actual Constitutional Convention and all, what part do you not understand, Mr. President? What country are you living in? What shapes your character? What are your values and principles from which you hold dear?
INDEPENDENT people is who we are and always will be; which means, we are not DEPENDENT, just to be clear -- you like being clear, right? And as a matter of fact, big government is simply not considered a seed to our success.
Yes, we have character; we have plenty of it; we are overflowing and bursting out of the earth like the black, silky, organic richness of oil found right smack in the middle of our rows of corn and wheat. We are here -- where are you?
"A people must from time to time,
refresh themselves at the well-spring of their origin,
lest they perish."
"Though, when a people shall have become incapable
of governing themselves and fit for a master,
it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes."
Voting no on this health care bill shows the kind of character from which we are made; the kind of character grown from the bounty of springtime, long established, tried and true, through and through; the representatives of We the People who vote no, come Sunday on the first day of Spring, will prove our utmost respect.
Make it a Good Day, G
Mr. President, with all due respect, the debate is not over; every day, America grows out of the well-spring of ideas brought forth from everyday people, everyday Americans. Every spring, trees grow tiny buds, little green shoots come up from the earth, and birds begin to sing in joy. Life is reinforced, time and time again, through action -- taking that which inside us as individuals (God-given talent/skill/attributes) joined together with an environment that builds, fortifies, encourages, supports, uplifts, and nurtures that which is already inside us to grow big and strong.
No matter, rainy days and sundays, all of us have what it takes to be everything God intended us to be.
Let us hope (and pray) a few more minds see the light come Sunday.